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Nov 30, 2009 1:00am EST
, what we are going to talk about today is "america for sale," which is in the first week of sales. we just got notified it will come november 1st, be on "the new york times" best-seller list debuting at number 11. so we are very pleased with the success of the book, and thank you for coming out today. we will have about half an hour on want to present the book is about and then take some questions from you at the end of that time. i wrote a "america for sale" as a clarion call for action. the whole idea is to understand the circumstances that are going on right now in terms of the compromise of the united states sovereignty by what's happening to the dollar with deficits budget to be positive so the last third of this book is solutions. what we can do as a subtitle says fighting new world order, surviving the global depression and preserving u.s. sovereignty. so the themes of this book at the last third or to give solutions and call to action for how we can organize our lives, how we can organize politically in order to fight back to say no to a global new deal. now, to get everyone's
Nov 20, 2009 11:30pm EST
winning lumnist and best lling author to friedman. >> wha worries me about america toda charlie, is that we are produces suboptimal solutions tall our big problems. whether is called health care. whether it'salled financial regulaon, whetr it's call debt, ether it's called energy and climate. whe asa becaus it has an authoritarian system run by engineers,ot lawyers, ca actuly order through awe tore -- author toreian means in many case rseptimal solution >> rose: we turno the middle easwith two respected experts and authorseugene rogan and stephen cohen. >> people in therab world who have contied to really hope to see new dawn where they might take command of their own future and what not areindinghemselves more powless than ever. and there's a deep sense of laise particularlafter the war in iraq. that really has been radicalizing politics. making people feelike they could actlly make a dierence with the ballot. the united states needs to say to the world we have to solve the probm of our continng confrontation with the musm world it has undermined theuccess of president after p
Nov 25, 2009 9:00am EST
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Nov 23, 2009 7:00am EST
in the climate change summit. china, america, and india still undecided. leaders will get what is needed. india's economy gives it more global clout. we will be looking at what that means when its prime minister meets president obama. the man in charge of britain's iraq war inquiry promises a full account. more than a dozen missing after sunday's disaster in indonesia. officials say the vessel was overloaded. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 11:00 p.m. in the australian capital, where the prime minister has been speaking to the bbc about next month's climate change summit. it is billed as a make or break even the leaders of india, china, and america have not bought their ticket yet. without them, what is possible? >> we're working toward a copenhagen agreement. this is a tough process. forging an agreement across so many different countries is a difficult process. having discussed this atlanta with the prime minister of denmark, the president of the united states, and some discussions with the chinese president, we have the capacity to lead an agreement at copenhagen. one
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Nov 4, 2009 9:00pm EST
, does she not? now, joining me more with what the republican victories mean for those states and america at large, newt gingrich joins me. you have to give her credit for trying, right? >> she has to try because she has a huge vote coming up, trying to pass the socialist health bill. i think on saturday. they are going to keep them in. she is desperate to get it through before the country rises in total rebellion against the house. the most dangerous thing for the democrats was that 85% of the voters in virginia and 90% of the voters in new jersey said they were worried about the economy. they were dissatisfied with it. now, one year after president obama was elected, promising real change. they tell you they do not think things are working really well, that is potentially an enormous mountain for democrats to climate in 2010. sean: the numbers really stood out to me -- an enormous mountain for democrats to climb. it was a 25-point swing in virginia. now, obama campaign in both states for but democratic candidates, nearly half a dozen times for john corzine -- for both the democratic can
Nov 25, 2009 6:30pm EST
world news", broadcast our viewers on pbs in america and also on the globe. coming up later for you, recession and is meet the workers free training for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career path you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launch as anti-mafia package holidays. hello to you. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today, president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with them. he has pledged to cut american carbon emissions by about 17% by 2020. it reverses the policy of the bush administration and in the current state of u.s. politics, it is risky, but is it enough to rescue a meaningful agreement when world leaders meet next month? >> some performances are common to ever president, like freeing a turkey just before the thanksgiving feast. >> you know, there are certain days that remind me of why i ran for this office, and then there are moments like this -- new [laughter] where
Nov 29, 2009 11:30am EST
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Nov 8, 2009 2:00am EST
children's future? america, if you believe this country is great, but you're not really into that one world government thing, watch out! because the masks are coming off. stand up, follow me! hello, america. if you missed last night's show, go back on-line and watch it or d.v.r. it every day. we showed you people with clear influence around the white house who want to transform this country into something revoluntionary, are almost venezuelan in nature, completely different than what our founders intended. they want to turn us into a country that focuses more on spreading the wealth than actually creating it, a place where success is punished, mediocrity is encouraged. everybody will get a trophy, in favor of a nanny state that just knows better than you do. i can't help but think that we are rat a crossroads. maybe the white house will call me on that statement. did i get that one wrong? i don't think we did. we're at a crossroads. we have to choose. do you want to turn back towards our founders and more freedoms, more personal liberty, and more personal responsibility and ak accountabilit
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Nov 14, 2009 10:30am EST
aimed at government control over the people's lives in the united states of america. the tea baggers are protesters -- or tea party yers, rather, are protesting about government seizing a huge chunk of the american economy and imposing near dictatorial controls. and by the way, i don't think the death panel thing is quite as far-fetched as a lot of commentators are saying. when the exchanges are put in, when the insurance exchanges are put in in states, that is going to allow a certain kind of almost death panel-like chrome by bureaucrats. so i don't think president clinton is on the right track here, although i do admire him a lot in terms of his taste in women in arkansas, but i do not think that he's barking up the right tree here. neil: now, now, now, now. adam, one of the issues i want to raise with you, again, regardless of what he said about tea partiers and all, is his thinking and is the democratic leadership's thinking, look, we don't want to run into the bus that we ran into surg the during when we would go home for a break when we had all these town hall protesters, we do
Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
. these are not attainable cuts without eventually rationing health care in america and rationing health care for our senior citizens who have earned these benefits and we have guaranteed them these benefits. and for the life of me how the aarp can support this 2,000-page legislation is beyond my imagination. seniors all over america and all over the state of arizona, including the 330,000 senior citizens in my state that are under the medicare advantage program, which is going to be drastically cut by som some $120 billion, are outraged. and the more they find out about it, the more angry they've become. so here we are, as my colleague from the great state of iowa and a leader on health care just articulated, in a totally partisan measure before the united states senate in which no member on this side of the aisle has been consulted in any way -- i would point out to my colleagues historically there has never been a major reform implemented by the congress of the united states unless it's by a -- unless it's bipartisan in nature and i don't believe that the american people want this 2,000-and-some-page mon
Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
. of course, the jobs summit coming up. but this is what people in america are talking about. how in the world did this happen? a couple of reality star wannabes walk into the white house on -- you know, the white house on pennsylvania avenue, the one where the presidents have been living all these years, and shakes hands with the president of the united states. look at that picture. the prime minister of india is standing a few feet away. now, then they go have -- let's get a picture with joe. joe's a good guy. can i get my hands on the vice president? apparently they've been used to doing this kind of stuff. look, folks. let me play this for just a moment. what if they were experts in martial arts? what if they had some kind of poison or undetectable drug on them? the secret service failed big-time here. now they're scrambling to figure out, oh, gosh, what went wrong? the "washington post" had this report. these folks, they were allowed inside, in violation of secret service policies by an outside officer of the front gate who was persuaded by the couple's manner and insistence as well as pr
Nov 28, 2009 7:00pm EST
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> china it joins america with a promise to limit carbon emissions for the first time. trouble in paradise. shares went tumbling around the world. 35 political activists and 22 reporters are murdered. it is the highest number killed in a single attack. iran is insured by the u.n. watchdog over the uranium enrichment program. he makes a splash when he tries to bridge the gap. hello and welcome to a review of the major news stories seen over the last seven days. in one day this week, the world's two biggest leaders announced they would limit carbon emissions for the first time. on wednesday, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to
Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
want you to listen. >> we liberated more than 25 million afghans. now america and our 25 nato allies and 17 partner nations are standing with the afghan people as they defend their free society. the enemy is determined. the terrain is harsh and the battle is difficult, but our coalition will stay in this fight. we will not let the taliban or al qaeda return to power, and afghanistan will never again be a safe haven for terrorists. >> president bush acknowledged then that the incoming administration faced a volatile situations in several hot spots, especially along afghanistan's border with pakistan. well, for more than 20 years he endured a private hell. doctors thought he was in a coma, but he was cautioonscious along unable to speak and now he tells cnn about his nightmare. as seven suspects are charged with a terror incident in mumbai, last year's terror attacks could have been worse. meet one man who might have served thousands of train travelers that day. >>> and is it a bird or a plane? well, no, some say it's a rocket man trying to do what no other man trying to do what no oth
Nov 15, 2009 10:00am EST
. broadband for america: it's working. >>> good morning and welcome to "this we." eight years later -- >> new york city's still recovering. >> confronting 9/11 again. as president obama considers more troops for afghanistan. >> the united states cannot be engaged in an open-ended commitment. >> his attorney general prosecutes the plot's masterm d mastermind. >> in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >> this is a big step in the wrong direction. >>> topics this morning for our headliners. secretary of state hillary clinton and former new york mayor, rudy giuliani. hillary and rudy only on "this week." >>> then -- >> we don't have to continue to go down this controversy road. >> she's back. >>> george will, gwen ifill of pbs. david brooks of "the new york "mother jones." corn from >>> and as always, the sunday funnies. >> before john mccain chose her as his running mate, his campaign spent $50,000 on a background check. when he heard this, john mccain said we should have spent $75,000. >>> and we begin today with the secretary of state hillary clinto
Nov 6, 2009 1:00am EST
and ultimately we will craft a bill that will secure america's economic end and environmental future for generations. i'm pledged to that. >> senator baucus, thank you so much. any colleagues wish to be heard? >> thank you very much, madam chair, and thank you again for your determination through this process. we know how important this big is. and i will be voting to report this bill out of committee, but as i said yesterday, i have a number of amendments that i'm frustrated i wasn't able to introduce because of the procedural barriers put up here by the fact our colleagues have not come to the table. as we discussed we have not seen this on other committees with controversies over bills. this is what they have chosen to do. i will say that yesterday senator graham and carrie lieberman discussed the work they're doing on this bill, on the major energy bill and i don't think that what has happened here today is any indication of when we're going to see in the future, with many of our colleague who is with willing to come forward to work on this. among the amendments that i feel is ve
Nov 25, 2009 11:00am EST
. america, what have i been say something let's just call it a show. >> yeah, let's go home. have some turkey. >> it won't happen if the banks don't have earnings. >> but they do. >> can i have a last question? what does this mean for investors? >> growth is recovering. we're moving the right direction. the most important number is claims. the big question, is it a sustainable recovery. at the same time, i would argue that inflation pressures are muted with 10% unemployment, so i think it's a fairly positive environment, generally for risk assets. >> thank you very much for that. what an honor to have both of you in the studio. >> and getting along. >> they did sit at opposite ends of the desk. >> don't get used to it. >>> coming up, we're going to check the pulse of the american consumer again. tiffany is coming back. >>> but first, how to avoid black friday. cyber monday and maybe get some shopping down. qvc is launching a new initiative to do just that. we'll tawith the president and ceo. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ (announcer) some people just know how to build things well. give y
Nov 1, 2009 7:00am EST
. afghanistan is separate. america has more in common with india. the need to try to negotiate so they can bring an end to the hostilities. pakistan has the from cards to the solution in that place. until it comes to the table i believe we will have a problem. host: thank you for the call again. stories in the paper this morning, from "the new york times" this says that abdullah was planning to quit the race and this morning it is true. i walk, what does this mean to the president's physician about -- state of iowa, what does this mean on the president's decision to send more troops? caller: he should send more. there is a lot of violence and chaos over there. there was a lot of disruption, the president's brother selling drugs, there is no way for that guy to like women -- to like win an election. host: baltimore, republican line. your reaction to the news from overnight? actually it is floyd in south fork, north carolina. caller: i do not think that any of the president's that we have ever had has ever wanted to dad for the country. they have all wanted to do something good. we need to give th
Nov 19, 2009 3:00pm EST
is the big drag on bank of america merrill lynch call. take a look, really ruffled the chips today. basically the outlook for demand for inventory they say is going to get weak here looking out into the fourth quarter and into next year. so that's their call. and that's what's really brought down the tech today. if we can take a look at our board of the stocks that are bucking the trend today. netapp is one of them after posting better than expected earnings. it is too the upside. one of the few within the nasdaq 100. directv turning positive this afternoon as liberty media shareholders approve a reorganization that's going to give it more autonomy. let's move on down to the nymex now and sharon epperson. >> bertha, it looks like risk appetite has subsided a bit today at least when it comes to investors being interested in energy in the commodities complex. oil prices fell nearly $2 today. the december contract below $78 a barrel. january right around $78 a barrel. keep in mind we are going to have the exploration of the december futures contract tomorrow. so january is where most of the volu
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Nov 30, 2009 9:00am EST
or not it creates mass relief for the struggling homeowners of america, that is entirely different story. host: i think that even argue that it has not. 57% of all mortgages modified through fannie mae have defaulted again within 12 months. if you were in trouble before, the majority of people getting help are still in trouble. >> this program was supposed to help 3 million people. only 650,000 homeowners are involved in the initial stages. as of september 1 only 1711 homeowners have had their monthly payments permanently reduce. that at a cost of $27 billion. that is what has been spent on this program. three to 4 million were hoped to be held. 650,000 in the initial stages of the program. only 100 -- only 1711 received reductions. bill: is this getting anywhere? >> the problem is that it is an intensely bureaucratic confusion of paper work on both sides, plus an avalanche of foreclosures in the marketplace and underlying everything is unemployment. people are not buying homes in this environment. bill: the unemployment rate might be 10% but it is higher when you consider the people underemploye
Nov 17, 2009 6:00am EST
the federal government's role in the bank of america/merrill lynch murder of 2008. live coverage from the house oversight committee begins at 10:00 on cspan 3. later in the day, a look at the u.s. response to the h1n1 flu virus. the senate, and security department -- the senate homeland security department will look at the government role. president barack obama continues his asia trip. he met with met withhu jintao and the two leaders spoke about relations between the two countries. topics included all the major issues of the day. this is from china's state-run television. >> i would like to extend a warm welcome to proceed on his state visit. welcome to china. i had a very good talk with president barack obama. the two sides hadn't in-depth exchange of views on how to further financial relationship and our major regional and international issues of shared interests. the two sides reached broad, important agreements. the talks were candid, constructive, and very fruitful. both president barack obama and i believe that the international situation at present continues to undergo profou
Nov 25, 2009 10:00am EST
night at 8:00 eastern, the supreme court, home to america's highest court, reveals the building in ex quiz it detail through the eyes of supreme court justices. friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern -- our visit shows the grand public places as well as those rarely-seen spaces. and saturday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, the capitol. the history, art and architecture of one of america's most symbolic structures. american icons, three memorable nights, thursday, friday and saturday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. get your own copy of american icons. a d.v.d. set. order online at >> regulating the internet. one of the topics monday with meredith atwell baker, the newest f.c.c. commissioner. the communicates on c-span 2. >> president barack obama hosted his first state dinner last night. the event honoring the india's prime minister was set in a tent on the east lawn. he hosted indian prime minister manmohan singh. here's a look. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by his ex lensy, the prime minister of the mrs. kahr. [hail to t
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Nov 21, 2009 2:00pm EST
talked constantly about energy independence for america. these are not free market conservatism, that's reactionary, that's lou dobbs. i question where she is. it could be that as kim said she was playing a role on the campaign and that was her job to go out and say those things, but i'd like to know if she really believes that stuff. >> hold on a second. kim, i've got to read something to you, david hasanni wrote this in the denver post. your reaction to it. these days where you fall on the crucial issue of sarah palin tells the rest of us all we need to know about your character. you are either a, a scum sucking terror lobbying elitist, or b, a radical tea bag loving simpleton. now, kim, i think that's two sharply drawn love or hate. >> do you think? >> i do think it's too sharply drawn. i think there's no nuance in that and i think her relaunch puts her in the middle, not just love and hate. >> look, i think that that's what she is trying to do with this because-- and i think that what's so fascinating is it was written by a writer, one of the reasons that sarah palin is such a lig
Nov 17, 2009 5:30pm EST
, economic problems, and nuclear proliferation. no breakthroughs. >> side-by-side, america's president and china's. a superpower and its rising rival. ♪ they are increasingly block instead, their economies in twined. they said the challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these two nations, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases agreed to push for climate change in copenhagen next month. >> much still separates them, too. president obama is easy with a free press, but china is not. no questions were allowed. >> our aim in the copenhagen is not a political declaration but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and has immediate of fax. >> he then raised the sensitive subject of >>tibet. the chinese president hinted at chinese irritation that america is trying to protect its markets. >> i stressed to president obama that our two countries need to oppose and reject protectionism in all of its manifestations. >> that mr. obama headed to the forbidden city. it the crowds were kept away. all the run president obama, signs of china's past pow
Nov 23, 2009 5:30pm EST
. >> it is more than six years as britain and america sent forces to topple the government of saddam hussein. it was one of the most controversial foreign-policy decisions of recent decades. >> we will stand up for what we know to be right. >> then-prime minister tony blair believes passionately the war was justified. >> others thought differently, and hundreds of thousands marched in the streets of britain in protest. now five privy councilors, all appointed by downing street, will investigate how and why britain went to war. they insist they are not government's placement. they say the inquiry will not be a whitewash. >> when you set up an independent inquiry of this sort, you said the members free to do what they will. our determination is to do, not merely a thorough job, but one that is frank and will bear public scrutiny. >> inquiry will hear from key witnesses, people like the former ambassador to the united nations, the former chairman of the political committee empowered chief of mi6, and the chief of mi6 a the time of invasion. examinations show there were critical shortcomings. on
Nov 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
greenhouse gas emissions. and they hope his visit will remake america's image as the most skeptical and greenhouse gas emissions. it doesn't seem likely that treatly will emerge from copenhagen, but yesterday mr. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen that would take the world towards the climate change treaty next year. >> with two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen, it is essential that all countries do what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confront the threat of climate change while serving as a stepping stone to a legally-binding treaty. >> the president will take with him a set of targets for cuts in greenhouse emissions, again, something the rest of the world has wanted for a long time. he will offer to cut emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by "20/20" and 83% by 2050. congress has not yet passed legislation which by make those cuts law in the united states. that is a battle still to be fought in washington. but the administration is clearly hoping that both domestic laws and an international treaty or attainable pe
Nov 29, 2009 10:00am EST
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Nov 15, 2009 10:30am EST
esest obligation to the american people. to do everything we can to make sure that america is secure. that our allies, our interests around the world, are protected. and that is what we're focused on. now, we believe that president karzai and his government can do better. we delivered that message, now that the election is finally over. we're looking to see tangible evidence that the government, led by the president, but going all of the way down to the local level, will be more responsive to the need of people. deliver the services that afghan people want. they want a government that can function on their behalf and that together, we and our allies in the international community, will help them to build a security force that can take care of their security going forward. >> but president karzai does seem to be ignoring some of our concerns. he's sur rended by a vice president who's been accused of corruption. he's aligned a war lord who's been accused of massacres in the past. what concrete steps must karzai take in order of spending more troops isn't a waste of u.s. lives? >> we're
Nov 29, 2009 10:30am EST
afghanistan into the context of what's happening in america today. not only a trillion-dollar national debt, we're in the worst recession since the great depression the middle class is collapsing. piece in the paper today, 1 out of 4 kids in this country are on food stamps. 1 out of 8 americans. when we buy our christmas products, we're buying china products. i have real problems of expanding this war. the u.s. doing is the work that the rest of the world is doing. i want to see some international cooperation, not just from europe, russia and china. what happens in afghanistan impacts what happens in pakistan. that's enormously important. >> you know the russians aren't going to go back into afghanistan. >> i have a real problem sporting 30,000 or 40,000 more troops and hundred billions a year more on top of what we're spending in iraq. >> senator graham? >> i would like to hear the details from the president on tuesday. i would support an increase in troops that bernie just indicated about pakistan. the iranians are threatening to withdraw from talks on their nuclear program. we'll be eval
Nov 23, 2009 10:00am EST
on c-span, the look on politics in america from the bipartisan policy center. what is there in politics, the role of the media, and assessing the obama presidency. tuesday night, the first state dinner, as president obama welcomes indian prime minister manmohan singh. and american icons, three nights of c-span documentary's, beginning with "the supreme court" on thursday night. >> now to a conference held by the american council on renewable energy. speakers include jeff bingaman and carol browner. this is about an hour and 40 minutes. on renewable energy. it is 1 hour 10 minutes. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. welcome to the ai8th , yes it is the eighth. we are at the eight global energy in america of national policy conference, the sixth time in this room. what an honor it is to hold this annual review and think about where we are going in renewable energy in america. thank you for coming and i hope you enjoyed this day. believe it or not, that is a symbol of the danish embassy, the embassy of denmark, where we will have a reception this evening. it is a great place to go fr
Nov 23, 2009 8:30am EST
it is to come back again. and now time has flown. and we're at the eighth. energy in america national policy conference, and what an honor it is to hold this annual review and think about where we're going in renewable energy in america here in the cannon caucus room. thank you for coming, and i hope you enjoy this day. i want to start by thanking the sponsors that have helped us produce the conference, ge and dow corning and next era energy and verizon. and believe it or not, that's the symbol of the danish embassy, the embassy of denmark, where we'll have a reception this evening. and thanks to ambassador peterson for being our host for that. it's a great place to go from here to think about where we're going next in copenhagen. and all of the other sponsors, berlin and smud, lockheed martin is in our space, the largest government contractor in the world, clean edge and ethanol biomass and biodiesel, all these other companies helped produce this, and we thank them. to begin, let me remind us that the theory of this conference is called phase ii, and what does that mean? well, in 19 -- in 2
Nov 26, 2009 7:00am EST
calls in just a minute. let me begin with the president's proclamation. you can find it on in it he recognizes-americans who helped colonist to survive their first harsh winter, and acknowledged the troops serving overseas and here. he ends with saying that he set his hair and eye-- you can readn there is an editorial about thanksgiving. it is from newsweek. in notes that lincoln declared the annual national observation primarily due to a 15-year head campaicampaign. "the new york daily news" editorial ends with this -- though the date changes from year to year, the purpose does not. give banks to god in whom you believe, for despite our differences and travails, we are truly blessed. a things giving toast here. -- at thanksgiving toast here. we will bring more from the washington times this morning and other editorials. first we want to thank you what you are thankful for this morning. we want to begin with news about afghanistan. sir, let me begin with the front page in their headlined -- the u.s. is seeking 10,000 troops from its allies. let me ask you
Nov 6, 2009 7:00am EST
blood and the injured are being treated. america at war in iraq and afghanistan for eight years now, is shocked. >> these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> this is the suspect, major nidal malik hasan. he's a 39-year-old army psychiatrist born in virginia. his parents moved to the u.s. from a palestinian town near jerusalem. he joined the army aer high school, trained at its medical school, and became a psychiatrist. he went on to treat troops returning from comb in iraq and afghanistan. he's described as a devout muslim who attended daily prayers at a mosque when he worked at the walter reed army medical center in washington, d.c. relatives say he was about to be sent to either iraq or afghanistan, and he didn't want to go. a former neighbor described him as friendly and talkative. >> i talked to him ever
Nov 24, 2009 8:00pm EST
in the biography, right? right. hilary rosen was in the recording industry association of america. she is also a member of rock the vote. ted devine, i saw him on the moon walk this morning. he was getting done its on jackson square. i think you have 17 winning democratic campaigns. you worked for kerry and gorda. -- gore. we have kiki mclean. president callan nasa may -- president how one asked mcowen t influence do they have on what the candidates will say or are you just a hired gun who is not there to provide the device? -- provide the advice? >> the fact is that sometimes we work for candidates. i think we believe in all of the candidates, even if they are people we just met and have not known long time before we work for them. but, in some cases, we do work with somebody we have known for many years. in which case, we may have influence on them. there are a lot of public policy issues that are not clear, black and white issues. there are grey areas. and a lot of people, even if they have a strong set up and suppose, have to think about it or analyze it, discuss it, and determine where to
Nov 21, 2009 11:00am EST
america's domestic needs while attempting to reshape america's image abroad? >> well, that's a really good question, alex. and celinda lake is a good friend and i respect her a great deal. it is tough when you're trying to balance tough international problems with tough domestic problems. but, you know, look. the economy is linked. you know, our greatest trading partner ten years ago was mexico. our biggest nation was spain. now both those categories are taken by china. we have to deal with china. we're exporting cars there. we need to have a good economic relationship with the chinese. so, you know, you can't fault them him for taking this trip i don't think. >> john, you got one hand americans want economic recovery. on the other hand they're not happy with big government spending. what does the president have to do to right the economy and get his approval numbers back up? >> well, that's a very good question. my piece of advice to the president which i know he won't take is work with republicans. they have a lot of good ideas on how to get more bang out of the buck from the private sec
Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. breaking news. a frantic search for three missing college students vanishing while on the campus calling for help mentioning water. >>> referendum. crucial elections in three states. can sarah palin and other republicans claim a comeback begins today? it's one year since the obama election. former vice president al gore joins us. >>> runaway cars. toyota blamed floor mats for accelerating accidents. abc news has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to j
Nov 24, 2009 3:00pm EST
from other countries, his name is david obay who's saying america's domestic agenda is more important than afghanistan. >> i do want to do everything i can to make sure that the white house and everybody in congress understands that there are huge financial costs in this war. we saw the progressive movement in this country back before the 20s wiped out by world war i. we saw harry truman's fair deal what typed out by korea, we saw linden johnson's great society wiped out by vietnam. i don't want to see the restructuring and the reforming of our own economy wiped out because we get stuck in a ten-year war that isn't paid for. >> so the president may have a fight on his hands. not with republicans, but within his own party. we're goings to be watching as this shakes out. the pentagon preparing to send 34,000 new troops to afghanistan. the president to announce that next week, probably tuesday. >> if it's a time of the alleged defense, he lacked the mental capacity to be able to commit those offenses. >> that's the lawyer, he's the attorney for major nadal hasan laying the ground work fo
Nov 28, 2009 6:00pm EST
's package shows from the drones, from other sorts of attacks. so america doesn't have enough forces on the ground to actually hurt the taliban. the idea would be to put pressure on them, to turn the screw and to bring them to the negotiating table which we see the afghan government trying to do. more importantly, and perhaps poignantly, we have the indian leader in the country today meeting with the president. and what americans need to understand, and this is a bit difficult, american soldiers are dying, more because of india's rivalry with pakistan, using afghanistan as a battlefield than it has anything to do with jihad or holy woar or the taliban. >> obviously, michael, that's something the president talked about with the prime minister of india today. i know there's been a split. i have spoken with senior administration officials over months on end here about this top down versus bottom up approach that you either build up the afghan army and police or try to work with the war lords, the small militia groups to take on the taliban themselves. how do you think more u.s. troops i
Nov 25, 2009 2:00am EST
on. the diplomacy and highlighting the best of india and america is what you see in her fashion. and you see this in the menu choice as well. this is a very modern, elegant gown. >> and the white house kept under wraps, until the very minute when she came out to greet the prime minister. >> the white house was very good about keeping everything secret. we heard more about afghanistan that about this. they were very disciplined about keeping best. but that is always the case with what the first lady is going to wear. the east wing is letting us know. >> let's get a look at what the first lady is wearing. they greeted the prime minister and his wife early on this evening. on the front entrance of the white house. [no audio] [no audio] [inaudible] >> present arms! ♪ >> president obama and first lady michelle obama and greeted india's prime minister singh and his wife earlier this evening. festivities are underway. talking what -- talking to us this evening about this. beyond the dress and the coronation, the logistics of the flowers, what type and color of flowers, the linens, th
Nov 11, 2009 6:00am EST
, may god bless our soldiers, families, and the united states of america. [applause] >> ladies and gentleman, the chief of staff of the army, general george casey. >> good afternoon. president and mrs. obama, governor perry, governor doyle, secretary gates, secretary shinseki, many distinguished members of congress from the state of texas and across the country, secretary of the army john mchugh, admiral and mrs. mcmullen, families and friends -- it is a tradition in our special operations units to go to the book of isaiah went eulogizing fallen comrades. proud of their willingness to accept any challenge for this country, at the funeral they read," then i heard the voice of the lord saying, "whom shall i send? and who will go for us? then i said," here i am, send me." this passage conveys the sentiment that applies to every member of our army. it gives voice to a spirit of service that lives in every soldier. it is a spirit we saw in the 30 soldiers who gave their lives here, men and women who believe in the values and ideals this country stands for and men and women who willi
Nov 30, 2009 12:00pm EST
clients who are in corporate america, we're seeing that pick up. we're seeing inventories were low going into this. we still like the technology sector. really very broad in the technology sector, just not one area. they have boat loads of cash, major players out there. we're going to see a lot of merge and acquisition activity in that area. we've seen some already. it's going to continue throughout the beginning of the year. >> richard and roy, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> you know what it is. cyber monday. more people came out to shop on black friday. but spent less. electronics always hot items this time of year. how are sales fairing? what are the big friends? cnbc's silicon valley bureau chief jim goldman joins us from a best buy store in san jose, california, with more. >> reporter: good afternoon to you, michelle. this best buy in silicon valley just getting started for the day. not very prouded. the lines are a little shorter than anticipated here on black friday but nonetheless very busy indeed. black friday as you said may have shown some signs of life for
Nov 22, 2009 3:00pm EST
critical for america and her banker it is to work together to battle the global >> as president hu indicated we recession. discussed what is required to sustain this economic recovery so that economic growth is followed by the creation of new jobs and a lasting prosperity. so far china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> now, china went into an economic tailspin after the united states and it recovered before the united states. it's ready to outpace the u.s. in economic growth, again, this year. what is china doing that we're not that we can do better? let's have this conversation with the chief economist diane swank and anchor of qwest means business on cnn international. richard, let's start with you. the international perspective first. let's answer that basic question. things have got to change in order for the world to recover. in the way china does things and the way america does things. are we headed towards that change? >> no, i don't think we are any time soon because what you're talking about is f
Nov 25, 2009 11:00pm EST
of new jobs in secure clean energy sources that are made in america and work for america but in the meantime we are looking for ways that we can start reducing this threat right now. last friday i saw some of you at the white house state briefing that i hosted with lisa jackson the administrator of our environmental protection agency. at that briefings we talked about many of the steps my department is taking in this area for funding research on the health costs of greenhouse gas emissions to investing in committees to help demaris fanta climate related disease, to slashing greenhouse gas emissions and are owned buildings. this is not an afterthought for my department. this is a key part of our broader health strategy. wore and more we understand that health is not something that happens justin doctors' offices. whether you are healthier not depends on what you eat and drink, what e bright, how you get around and where you live. a world that is heating up and powered by coal-fired plants that filled the sky with harmful greenhouse gas is going to have fewer healthy people
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